As in many cities around the country, protesters hit the streets of Memphis for five consecutive nights, calling attention to police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.
Over the weekend, protests continued with marches Downtown. The protests led to the arrest of at least a dozen people.
This our friend Victoria Jones being attacked by the police https://t.co/SP5fFZMqmo— Ryan Watt (@ryan_watt) May 31, 2020
Continued to see MPD arrest stragglers as I walked to my car tonight. pic.twitter.com/2QKVxZx3TO— Sam Hardiman 〽️ (@samhardiman) June 1, 2020
Police moved abruptly to arrest peaceful protesters I was with. Then they pushed me back and forced me to move down the mall. They made 3-4 arrests. They had one man on the ground. pic.twitter.com/X6uQoYye4S— Katherine Burgess〽️ (@KathsBurgess) June 1, 2020
Lots of milk going around for people’s eyes. Protest continues, heading up bluff toward City Hall. pic.twitter.com/iI3jklgcrt— Ryan Poe 〽️ (@ryanpoe) June 1, 2020